Accommodation

Maasai Simba Camp

Project

Maasai schools in Merrueshi Village are in the Maasai region of Kenya, approximately 160 kilometers southeast of Nairobi, Kenya, and 100 kilometers north of the Kenyan and Tanzanian border. These are the first and the only schools built and run exclusively by the Maasai people in southern Kenya. The visitors of the Maasai Simba Camp help make the Maasai schools successful.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.